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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to bypass the state legislature to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers . And pregnant workers in New York have new protections.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Manicurists in the New York City area are badly exploited and the government is not keeping up with labor law violations, a New York Times investigation shows. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 10:20 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
The following article has been crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . Yesterday I attended the Senate Labor and Industry Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage. Enjoy! Knowing that an ...
by S Kitchen
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Jeb Bush Spare me, please. Jeb Bush has taken to the op-ed pages of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 67 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 10:07 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
Put a conservative back in the White House and here is what we will do to take back this country for you, the people. This agenda will restore the proud dignity of our governmental institutions and ...
by Wilburhorse
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 10:42 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
On May 19th, Philadelphia voters will elect their party candidates for all city offices. 1199, led by the legendary Henry Nicholas, AFSCME, and almost all of organized labor are pushing as hard as ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 07:16 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
August 9, 2014, Ferguson Missouri, black man shot by cop, left on ground, dead, ID: Michael Brown. Early morning April 12, 2015, 26-year-old Freddie Gray made eye contact with Baltimore police ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 07:57 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
And more: Sen. Patty Murray: Community members and civic leaders in cities and states across the country should absolutely keep fighting for living wages that work for their communities, but I ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week sent Senate Bill 24, "Strengthening Missouri Families Act", back into the hands of the Missouri legislature with a veto. The legislation, which was designed ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 08:01 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
UC Berkeley released their study of low ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 12:34 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Bernie Sanders has an Agenda for America . Bernie is not following in the wake of public opinion, which itself is following in the wake of social/human need. He is leading, because to people like ...
by Words In Action
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 08:52 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
The three issues I want to address in this blog are: 1. Campaign finance reform 2. Taxes 3. Income inequality There is an old saying, “Money is the root of all evil.” While money may not cause ...
by GerryMyers
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 09:22 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 09:05 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
Hillary's job may have just gotten much harder. More below.
by Superpole
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 04:23 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
In a recent USA Today article , Charles Koch is doing a PR stunt to convince us he is just a good guy. He wants us to believe that he and his brother David are only trying to control our government ...
by fidlerten
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 08:19 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Hi! I'm Bob Krause, and I am running against Chuck Grassley for US Senate in 2016. The Iowa Democratic party is yearning for a populist message. People want to break the cycle of stagnant wages ...
by bobk7777777
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 11:49 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Anyone who has had the pleasure of receiving right wing viral emails has likely seen this screed or a closely related version of it: Subject: Hamburgers and Minimum Wage... For those fast food ...
by RustyCannon
Comment Count 109 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 08:25 AM PDT with 131 Recommends
Bertrand Olotara is a cook for the UK based (WTF?!) Compass Group, the contractor that rakes in billions in profits and yet does not pay its American workers a living wage. Every day, I serve food ...
by StanFlouride
Comment Count 200 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 12:52 AM PDT with 330 Recommends
Should we invite her in, Wisdom proves a most dutiful senior partner. Are you shocked at academics who’ve just discovered descendants of slave owners and the enslaved are still waging war, or ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 01:53 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Don't say the fast food industry never did anything for all that it gets from Congress, like a low minimum wage and support in the industry's efforts to keep workers from organizing unions or ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 21 Recommends